7 Days in Science – December 13, 2019
List Dec 13, 2019
Study Finds Cannabis Use Increases in Individuals With Depression
New study findings reveal the prevalence of cannabis, or marijuana, use in the United States increased from 2005 to 2017 among persons with and without depression and was approximately twice as common among those with depression in 2017.
Published in: Addiction
A Way To "Fingerprint" Human Cells
Researchers have developed a new method to analyse data from individual human cells, which they say could be a step-change for diagnosing some of the most devastating diseases, including cancer and autoimmune disease.
Published in: Genome Biology
Secrets of Herbal Antidepressant Synthesis Are Uncovered
Despite its long-standing use in both traditional and modern medicine, our understanding of how one of the key active metabolites in St. John's Wort, hypericin, is produced, is incomplete - until now.
Published in: Plant Biotechnology Journal
Why Doesn't Deep Brain Stimulation Work for Everyone?
The effects of deep-brain stimulation vary between patients. New research exploring the anatomical variance in brain structures could point the way toward improving the treatment.
Published in: Neuron
What Blocks Bird Flu in Human Cells?
Normally, bird flu viruses do not spread easily from person to person. But if this does happen, it could trigger a pandemic. Researchers have now explained what makes the leap from animals to humans less likely.
Published in: Nature Communications
Biogen's plans to apply for FDA marketing approval for aducanumab, an investigational treatment for Alzheimer's disease (AD), have shocked the scientific community. In this piece, we explore researchers' reaction to the latest data from the trials.
2019 has been an exciting year for cell science. In this list, we look at ten of the most-read news stories published on Technology Networks this year.
This immunofluorescence microscopic image of a cross-section of a colon-on-a-chip shows differentiated Goblet cells with mucus-containing granules (magenta), nuclei that are positioned close to the basal side attached to the porous membrane (cyan), lateral cell adhesion complexes (yellow), and an apical lumen-exposed brush border (gray).
Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University
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